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        Historical and Geographical Description of the Great Country and River of the Amazones in America. Drawn out of divers authors, and reduced into a better forme; with a mapp of the river, and of its provinces, being that place which Sr Walter Rawleigh intended to conquer and plant, when he made his voyage to Guiana. Written in French by the Count of Pagan, and dedicated to Cardinall Mazarine, in order to a conquest by the Cardinals motion to be undertaken. And now translated into English by William Hamilton, and humbly offered to his Majesty, as worthy his consideration

      London John Starkey 1661 - First English Edition and With the Folding Map PAGAN, BLAISE FRANCOIS DE. An Historical and Geographical Description of the Great Country and River of the Amazones in America. Drawn out of divers authors, and reduced into a better forme; with a mapp of the river, and of its provinces, being that place which Sr Walter Rawleigh intended to conquer and plant, when he made his voyage to Guiana. Written in French by the Count of Pagan, and dedicated to Cardinall Mazarine, in order to a conquest by the Cardinals motion to be undertaken. And now translated into English by William Hamilton, and humbly offered to his Majesty, as worthy his consideration London: John Starkey, 1661. First English edition. Octavo (6 1/8 x 4 inches; 156 x 104 mm). [30], 153, [7] pp. With a folding map of the Amazon river. According to Sabin, the map is usually missing. Full contemporary sheep, rebacked to style. Spine stamped and lettered in gilt. Front boards ruled in blind. Title-page with a blindstamp of The Explorer's Club. Narrow dampstain to outer margin of approx first fifteen leaves. Some spotting and toning. Overall a very good copy. According to Sabin the work includes "Several chapters. devoted to descriptions of the aborigines of the valley of the Amazon," in addition there are topographical descriptions of the various regions, mentioning potential products suitable for commerce. Pagan advocated the conquest of the Amazon by France, and in the dedicatory epistle of the present edition the translator suggests that England should attempt the same. The French original was published in Paris in 1656, but was itself based largely upon the work of Acuna. Sabin 58142. HBS 67784. $5,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de Fl. Iosephe [Josephe] sacrificateur hébreu, revue sur le grec ... par D. Gil. Genebrard.

      P. Chez Robert Bertault, 1661. 2 tomes en 1 volume, in-folio, plein veau brun ép., dos à nerfs, caissons ornés, titre de maroquin grenat, filets à froid sur les plats, roulette en coupes, (18)- 803- (25 ff.)- 528- (8) pp. 11 gravures dans le texte, bandeaux & lettrines. Des auréoles d'humidité éparses. Restauration marginale à deux ff. Plats griffés. Traduction de Gilbert Genebrard (1537-1597), docteur en théologie de Paris & Professeur du Roy en lettres Saintes & Hébraïque La première partie contient les antiquités judaïques, la deuxième la guerre des Juifs.

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        Hortvs pastorvm sacræ doctrinæ floribvs Polymitvs.

      Franciscum Vavltier, 1661. In foglio, pp. 24 + 1040 + 16.Testo su due colonne con pregevoli testatine, capilettera e finalini figurati. Bella rilegat. coeva in t. pelle con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso, 6 nervi. Tagli spruzzati.

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        Carte particuliere des costes du Cap de Bonne Esperance

      Artist: Mortier Peter ( - 1711) Amsterdam; issued in: Amsterdam; date: ca 1700 1661 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Folded, partly restored, left margin replaced; - size (in cm): 59 x 80; - description: Map shows South Africa and the Cap of good hope; -vita of the artist: Pieter Mortier (1661?1711) was an 18th-century mapmaker and engraver from the Northern Netherlands. Mortier had a partnership with Johannes Covens I (1697-1774) and founded the map publishing company Covens & Mortier (1721-1866). Mortier, being French himself, had easy access to French cartographers such as De L'Isle, Sanson, Jaillot, de Fer and De Wit. Consequently, much of Mortier's business was built upon leveraging the sophisticated Dutch printing establishment to issue embellished high quality editions of previously contemporary French maps. In the greater context of global cartography, this was a significant advantage as most Dutch map publishes had, at this point, fallen into the miasma of reprinting their own outdated works. By contrast, the cartographers of France were producing the most accurate and up to date charts anywhere. Mortier's cartographic work culminated in the magnificent nautical atlas, Le Neptune Francois. Upon Pierre's death in 1711 this business was inherited by his widow. In 1721 his son Cornelius Mortier took over the day to day operation of the firm. Cornelius partnered with his brother-in-law Jean Covens to form one of history's great cartographic partnerships - Covens and Mortier - which continued to publish maps and atlases until about 1866.

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        Le pavé de la grand' sale des bourgeois. [Amsterdam, Gerard Valk, 1719]. Very large engraved folding plan comprising 1 1/2 sheets (measuring 46 x 83 cm as assembled), engraved by Danckert Danckertsz. and his father after drawings by Jacob Vennekool, including the two hemispheres of the world map and a celestial map of the constellations of the northern hemisphere (each 10 cm in diameter).

      Cf. BAL 533 (1st Dutch ed.); Fowler 77 & 274 (1st Dutch ed.); Berlin Kat. 2235 (1st French ed.). Very large engraved plan showing the extraordinary cartographic mosaic floor of the Burgerzaal of the Amsterdam City Hall, designed by Jacob van Campen, with a celestial map in the centre and the magnificent map of the world in 2 hemispheres on either side. The engraving was first published in 1661, and the map shows Tasman's recent discoveries in Australia and Tasmania, and depicts California as an island. Many discoveries from his second voyage remained otherwise unpublished until the end of the 17th-century. This engraved representation is all that is left of this cartographical work of art. Wear caused by people walking on the mosaic meant it had to be restored about a hundred years later. When in turn this restoration was damaged the two hemispheres were filled in with plain marble slabs without pictorial representation.The drawing of the floor was made by Jacob Vennekool who worked closely with Van Campen, and since his drawings were first published even before the building was completed, they may reflect Van Campen's plan more closely than the finished building itself. They also, of course, show it before the alterations made at various times in later years.Slightly wrinkled in the right margin, one fold reinforced and a few tiny spots, otherwise in very good condition.

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        Corso matematico del padre Giacomo Maso Siracusano della Compagnia di Giesu. Lettore gia delle matematiche ne' Collegi di Roma, e Malto, el nel presente di Palermo. Parte Quarta spherologica. Nella quale con ogni facilta, e brevita si spiega cio, che appartiene all Sfera Armillare, o cognitione di tutti i cherchi immaginarti del Cielo.

      Palermo, Giuseppe Bisagni, 1661 - 4to (198 x 144 mm), pp [xxiv, including engraved coat-of-arms] 481 [1], with half-title, woodcut device on title, one engraved plate at end, and numerous woodcut illustrations in text; a very clean, crisp copy in contemporary vellum.First edition of this rare treatise on cosmology, all published of a work originally intended to be in six parts or volumes. This volume is devoted to the armillary sphere and the understanding of celestial movements. The text contains frequent references to Galileo and perhaps reflects the influence of Maso's Sicilian contemporary Giovanni Battista Odierna (1597-1660).The text refers to observations made in Malta as well as Palermo. Maso cites Copernicus, Giordano Bruno, Christoph Grienberger, Kircher, Kepler, Longomontanus, Clavius, Cabeo, Riccioli, et al, along with observations made on the voyages of Magellan, Francis Drake, and others. Giacomo Maso, a Sicilian, studied sciences at the Jesuit Collegio Romano under Athanius Kircher, completing his studies around 1650. He then taught military architecture and mathematics in Malta, and helped organise the defences of Malta against the Turks, working directly for the Grand Master of the Knights of St John. He seems to have become disillusioned with the Jesuits and left the order, becoming a canon with the order of St. Georges until it was suppressed by Clement IX. He returned to Sicily, where he taught mathematics and astronomy in Palermo.Sommervogel V 697.1; Riccardi I.2 134; OCLC records only one North American location, Michigan, and only four European locations

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        La véritable origine de la très illustre maison de Sohier

      Carpentier, Jean Babtiste: La véritable origine de la très illustre maison de Sohier. Leiden: F. Hacke 1661. 48,5 x 32,5 cm. Mit koloriertem allegorischem Kupfertitel und 91 (86 kolorierten, teils goldgehöhten und teils ganzseitigen) heraldischen Textkupfern sowie 72 kolorierten und vergoldeten Initialen und Zierleisten. 7 Bll. (1 weißes), 180 SS., SS. 185-273 (sic !), 1 nn. S., 6 Bll. (letzte 3 weiß). Lederband der Zeit auf 7 Bünden mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Rückenvergoldung und goldgeprägten Wappensupralibros auf beiden Deckeln. Seltene erste Ausgabe dieses umfangreichen genealogischen Werks über die Familie Sohier, mit zahlreichen prächtig kolorierten, teils goldgehöhten Textkupfern. Während der Hugenottenverfolgungen waren die Sohiers von Frankreich in die Niederlande geflüchtet und ließen sich dort nieder. Constantin Sohier (1624-71) war dortselbst Gutsherr der Gemeinden Krabbendam, Warmenhuizen und Out-Poelgeest. Er wurde 1656 zum Ritter des Michaelsordens (St. Michel) geschlagen und 2 Jahre später vom deutschen Kaiser zum Baron der nordfranzösischen Grafschaft Vermandois geadelt. - Mit handschriftlichem Eintrag 1662 „Donum, nobilissimi, Generosi et Magnifici Domini, D. Constantini Sohier, Equitis. Liberi R. J. Baronis Toparchiae Warmenhusae et Crabbendam ..." Hintere Einbanddecke und Kapitale mit 3 restaurierten Fehlstellen, vorderes Gelenk restauriert, Einband insgesamt etwas berieben und bestoßen. Mit schwächer werdendem Wasserrand im unteren Bug, die ersten 8 Blätter dort etwas sporfleckig und mit kleinen Fehlstellen, sonst schönes Exemplar; sonst nur vereinzelt leicht feucht- bzw. staubfleckig. Es fehlt das Porträtkupfer des Constantin Sohier zu Beginn. Barbier IV, 929 First and only edition. With engraved title, 91 (86 coloured, 1 full-page) text-engravings and 72 coloured initials. Contemporary full calf, gilt, with supralibros to both covers (partly restored). - Lacking portrait-frontispiece. - Waterstaining to lower margin, first few leaves with fungal stains and marginal losses else a very good copy.

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        Circulus Pisanus

      Paolo Frambotto. Sei parti in un volume in 4to (220x160 mm); mezza pelle dell'Ottocento, dorso riccamente ornato in oro con tassello e titolo in oro; pp. (20), 64, (2 bianche), (6), 65-203, (3 bianche), (6), 205-353, (3 bianche), (6), 357-538, (2 bianche), (4), 541-583, (1 bianche), (6), 585-729, (25). Mancano due carte bianche prima delle pp. 357 e 585. All'inizio del volume sono rilegate (12) carte di indice che non pertengono all'edizione. Ogni sezione si apre con frontespizio proprio recante la marca tipografica. Le sezioni 2, 3 e 4 sono datate1660, mentre le parti 1, 5 e 6 recano la data 1661. Iniziali, testatine e finalini decorati. Con inoltre il ritratto dell'autore inciso da Giovanni Giorgi a c. ++4v e numerosi diagrammi xilografici nel testo. Firma di possesso di mano coeva sul secondo risguardo libero, che recita: "Hic liber est Ippoliti de [non leggibile]". Alcuni fascicoli leggermente bruniti, qualche arrossatura marginale, ma ottima copia fresca e genuina.SECONDA EDIZIONE NOTEVOLMENTE AUMENTATA di qest'opera che si basa sulle lezioni tenute dal Bérigard presso lo Studio pisano. Rispetto alla prima edizione stampata a Udine nel 1642-43, questa nuova edizione fu interamente rivista e sostanzialemente aumentata.Il Circulus pisanus si presenta in forma di dialogo tra Charilaus, un seguace di Aristotele, e Aristaeus, che apoggia invece la filosofia pre-socratica e, in particolare, l'atomismo di filosofi come Anassimandro, Empedocle ed Anassagora. L'opera celebra sin dal titolo le "disputationes circulares", ossia le dispute accademiche che ebbero un ruolo molto importante nell'insegnamento dell'autore a Pisa. Benché Bérigard sia molto prudente nell'esporre le teorie atomistiche condannate dalla Chiesa e le idee della nuova filosofia di Cartesio e Galileo e ufficialmente rimanga nei limiti della dottrina cattolica, appare evidente la sua sua simpatia per il nuovo metodo sperimentale applicato allo studio della natura e il libro descrive approfonditamente gli esperimenti sul vuoto e sulla caduta dei gravi condotti da Galileo.Claude Guillermet Bérigard (o Beauregard o, italianizzato, Berigardo) nacque a Moulins intorno al 1590, benché altre fonti (Nicéron) ne pongano la nascita al 1578. Studiò medicina e filosofia e ottenne una laurea in "artibus" presso l'Università di Aix-en-Provence. Visse per un periodo a Lione e Parigi, prima di trasferirsi in Toscana nel 1625, probabilmente su invito di Christine de Lorraine. Dal 1627 al 1638 insegnò a Pisa, quindi dal 1639 fino alla fine dei suoi giorni a Padova. Nel 1632 pubblicò le Dubitationes in Dialogum Galilaei Galilaei, il primo attacco a stampa contro il Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo. Ciononostante Bérigard, che ebbe modo di conoscere Galileo di persona, fu sempre molto elogiativo nei confronti del grande scienziato pisano, come testimonia anche il Galilaei encomium che si trova a p. 563 del Circulus Pisanus.Oltre a Galileo, sono molti gli scienziati del tempo ad essere citati nell'opera. Tra questi ricordiamo: Torricelli, Viviani, Cabeo, Bourdin, Boulliau, Mersenne, Cartesio, Digby, Kircher, Thomas Bartholin, Borelli, Copernico, Harvey e Hobbes. Anche Gassendi viene ampiamente citato per il suo atomismo, di matrice tuttavia molto diversa da quello del Bérigard.Benché Bérigard paia recalcitrante ad oltreppasare i confine della scienza tradizionale, il Circulus Pisanus si presenta indiscutibilmente come un tributo alla nuova scienza sperimentale: oltre al sopra menzionato elogio di Galileo, l'autore espone con competenza la teoria copernicana e la accetta nella misura in cui non può essere confutata sperimentalmente ma solo per l'autorità della Bibbia; ugulamente gli esperimenti di Torricelli sul vacuum sono negati solo sulla base del principio che Dio è ovunque e non può dunque esistere il vuoto. Il telescopio viene celebrato come strumento scientifico e nel commento al De Luna vengono esposte le teorie e le scoperte astronomiche di Copernico e Galileo.Cfr. P. Ragnisco, Da Giacomo Zabarella a Claudio Berigardo, ossia prima e dopo Galileo nell'Università di Padova, in: "Atti Ist. Veneto Scienze, Lettere e Arti", ser VII, V, 1893-94, I, pp. 477-518; A. Favaro, Oppositori di Galileo, IV: Claudio Berigardo, in: "Atti Ist. Veneto Scienze, Lettere e Arti", LXXIX, 1919-20, II, pp. 39-92; A. Cecchini Degan, Nuovi studi su Claudio Berigardo, Padua, 1971; G. Stabile, Claude Bérigard (1592-1663). Contributo alla storia dell'atomismo seicentesco, Rome, 1975; G. Santinello, et al., Models of the History of Philosophy. I: From its Origins in the Renaissance to the "Historia Philosophica", Dordrecht, Boston e London, 1993, p. 147 e sgg.; R. French, William Harvey's Natural Philosophy, Cambridge, 2006, p. 246 e sgg.Carli e Favaro, 277; D.B.I., VII, pp. 388-89; Hirsch, I, p. 348; D.S.B., II, pp. 12-14..

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        A Collection of Such of the Orders Heretofore Used in Chancery..

      1661. Guide to Procedure in the Restoration-Era Chancery Courts [Great Britain]. [Court of Chancery]. A Collection of Such of the Orders Heretofore Used in Chancery; With Such Alterations and Additions Thereunto, As the Right Honorable Edward Earle of Clarendon Lord Chancellor of England, By and With the Advice and Assistance of the Honorable Sir Harbottle Grimston Barronet Master of the Rolls, Have Thought Fit at Present to Ordaine and Publish. For Reforming of Several Abuses in the Said Court, Preventing Multiplicity of Suits, Motions, And Unnecessary Charge to the Suiters, and for Their More Expeditious and Certain Course for Relief. London: Printed for Henry Chase, 1661. 61, [i.e. 91], [3] pp. The first leaf bears an order to print. Final leaf, a blank, lacking. Octavo (5-1/2" x 3-1/4"). Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards and spine. Very light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, tiny chip to spine near head, endleaves and pastedowns removed, armorial bookplate of the Earls of Macclesfield to verso of front board, small embossed Macclesfield stamps to preliminary leaves. Light toning to text, internally clean. $650. * Second edition. This pocket-sized procedural handbook from the Restoration era was a well-received work that was issued eight times between 1660 and 1688. All editions are scarce. English Short-Title Catalogue R30918.

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        Kongl: may:tz förordning och stadga, hwareffter medh swenske skiep och godz, hwilke genom Öresundh eller Belten passera, i förmågo af rijsens rätt och pacter, skal förhållas. Datum Stockholm, den 16. februari. an. 1661.

      - (Stockholm), Henrich Keyser, (1661). 4:o. (8) s. Fin graverad vinjett på titelbladet med ett svenskt skepp. Tagen ur band. Den fina gravyren med ett svenskt skepp som stolt seglar igenom Öresund är signerad W.H. Med freden i Köpenhamn 1660, liksom Roskilde 1658, stadfästes att alla svenska skepp ska få passera Öresund tullfritt, oavsett gods.

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        Histoire de la Grande Isle Madagascar

      Second and best edition. 2 parts in one. 15 maps and plates (most folding). Small 4to. Contemporary vellum, Explorer's Club bookplate to front pastedown, some minor restoration. 471, [1]pp. Paris, Nicholas Oudot,

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        Hortvs pastorvm sacræ doctrinæ floribvs Polymitvs.

      Franciscum Vavltier, Rothomagi 1661 - In foglio, pp. 24 + 1040 + 16.Testo su due colonne con pregevoli testatine, capilettera e finalini figurati. Bella rilegat. coeva in t. pelle con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso, 6 nervi. Tagli spruzzati.

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        Biblia Hebraica ??????? ?????? ????

      Amsterdam, Joseph Athias 1661. - [Torah]. 8°. 1636 S. Mit ill. Titel., Kopfleisten u. Zierstücken am Anfang u. Ende jedes Buches. (Hebräischer Text. 3 Ss. Einführung in Hebräisch, 9 Ss. Einführung in Latein). HLdr. d. Zt. Mit Rückengoldpräg. Rü. restaur. Vereinz. gering fleckig. In gutem Zustand. EA Encycl. Judaica III, 623 - Erste Ausgabe dieses einflußreichen Amsterdamer Drucks von J. Athias. - Josef ben Abraham Athias (gest. 1700) entstammte einer sephardischen Familie, ließ sich nach Jugendjahren in Hamburg 1657 in Amsterdam nieder, begründete dort eine Druckerei. Die vorl. Ausgabe wurde von Johann Leusden (Prof. in Leyden) ediert. Die künstlerische und sorgfältige Ausstattung trug Athias die Anerkennung in Form einer goldenen Medaille sowie die Aufnahme in die Zunft der niederländischen Buchdrucker ein. "Tatsächlich gehört diese Bibelausgabe zu den schönsten Erzeugnissen der hebr. Buchdruckerkunst und diente außerdem lange als Muster für Bibleausgaben, namentlich solche christlicher Hebraisten". (Herlitz-Kirschner, Jüd. Lex. I, 556) Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nova Germaniae & Accurata delineatio. Ubieunq B. Lector talem (*) viderit asteriscum cogitabit inibi eße Academiam. - Antverpiae, Apud Petrum Verbist 1661.':.

      - Kupferstich v. Pieter Verbiest II b. Pieter Verbiest II in Antwerpen, dat. 1661, 46 x 50 Meurer, Corpus der älteren Germania-Karten, 8.9.1.d; vgl. Hollstein's Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts ca. 1450-1700, Volume XXXV, Pieter Verbiest II, S. 186, Nr. 6 (dieser Zustand mit der Datierung 1661 nicht bei Hollstein). - Zeigt Deutschland, Benelux, Österreich, Schweiz und Polen. - Unten links Titelkartusche mit Adler und Verlegeradresse. - In der Nord- und Ostsee Segelschiffe und Windrose. - Sehr seltener Antwerpener Einblattdruck. - Von der extrem seltenen Karte gibt es drei verschiedene Ausgaben mit den Datierungen (1634, 1641 u. 1661). - Bisher sind insgesamt nur 4 Exemplare bekannt!

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        Christelyke aandachten of vlammende ziel-zuchten eener godvreesende ziele, met een goddelijk antwoord daar op passende. Met eene voorreden ter aanprijsinge van deze zinnebeeldige aandachten door Gerardus Outhof. Deventer, H.W. van Welbergen, 1728.

      "4°: *-3* 4 A-M 4 N 2, gepag.: [24] 99 [1] pp. Met groot gegraveerd titelvignet en 50 ongesigneerde kopergravures Leren band, geribde rug met goudgestempelde velden en titelschildje, fraai exemplaar. Lit.: Van der Aa (dichters) II, p.218-219; Landwehr 300"."Stichtelijk emblemataboek van Gerrit Hesman (1661 - c. 1715), op de titelpagina Dokkumer genoemd en in het voorwoord van de predikant Gerardus Outhof (1673 - 1733) omschreven als een fraai Borger, van stichtelijken Wandel, een Minnaar van de Teeken-Kunst, die ongetrouwt Overleden is, en die by ledige uuren dit Werkjen heeft opgesteld. Dat zou kunnen betekenen dat Hesman niet alleen de teksten maar ook de ontwerpen voor de wat naieve gravures heeft gemaakt. In alle 50 afbeeldingen neemt het menselijk hart een centrale plaats in. In hetzelfde jaar als de 'Christelyke aandachten' verscheen nog een postume emblematabundel van Hesman: 'Cupidoos Mengelwerken of Minnespiegel der deugden', met gravuren, die men denken zoude tot de allervroegste tijden der kunst te behooren, toen men van perspectief en licht en bruin naauwelijks eenig denkbeeld koesterde, zoo dat het werk, in meer dan een opzigt, zeldzaam mag genoemd worden (Van der Aa)."

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        Abbrege' methodique des principes heraldiques, ou du veritable art du blason.

      - Lyon, Coral/du Perier, 1661. 12o. Full leather, worn top spine end. Paper somewhat browned. Exlibris Daniel de Bruin. (28)+III+(9) pages. Illustrated with a folding engraving of the coronation of Charles King of Naples and Sicily in 1265 by Cardinal Raoul de Chevriers and 10 full page engravings of coats-of-arms and woodcuts in the text. Some water staining in the first few pages. Claude-François Ménestrier (9 March 1631 - 21 January 1705) was a French heraldist, a member of the Society of Jesus [Jesuit], and attendant of the royal court. Ménestrier was born in Lyon. He produced numerous books on heraldry, and was one of the greatest authorities on heraldry of his age. Ménestrier was the professor of the colleges in Chambéry, Vienne, Grenoble, and Lyon. During 1669-70 he intended to travel to Germany and Italy, but only reached Paris and lived there to his death. He was the most widely known heraldist of his time, and from 1622 he was in close correspondence with Philipp Jakob Spener, the founder of the German scientific heraldry who refused the merely symbolic interpretation of arms. Ménestrier maintained that we can know the essence of heraldry only from the sources from the age of living heraldry, but he was also influenced by the heraldic view of his age. Thus, his researches were abortive. This attractive book is dedicated to Claude Joseph and Leonard Francois de Chevriers, two French noblemen. The 'epistre' contains a genealogy of their family. H146

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        Carte Particolare Della Stretto Di Iezo Fra I”America e”Isola Iezo - Chart of Pacific Northwest

      Florence: Dell'Arcano del Mare 1661 - Sheet Dimension: 21 x 16 in. Copperplate engraving. This sea chart from Robert Dudley’s splendid Dell’ Arcano del Mare (Secrets of the Sea), is the first marine atlas to employ the Mercator projection. In using the projection developed by Mercator, Dudley improved upon the theory of navigating by the “Great Circle,” the shortest distance between two points on a globe. It would be the eighteenth century before cartographers used the projection consistently, and during the great Dutch period of cartography not one atlas was produced using it. Although Dell’ Arcano del Mare was published in Italy, it is considered the first printed English nautical atlas. Dudley’s monumental work was the only exception to the total dominance of sea atlas production by the Dutch for nearly a century. Arguably the most sumptuous marine atlas ever produced, it contained no less than 146 sea charts, and dozens of illustrations and working diagrams. It was superior to any previous work in that the charts illustrated the whole world, the first time any outside of Europe had been included. Dell’ Arcano del Mare was also the first atlas to show the prevailing winds, currents and magnetic deviation. One of the great marine atlases of all time, the work was magnificently engraved, an encyclopedia of 17th-century knowledge regarding the seas. Robert Dudley was one of the more colorful characters in the history of map making. He was the illegitimate son of the Earl of Leicester, and in 1605 he abducted a beautiful heiress and fl ed England. He entered the service of the Duke of Tuscany as an engineer and naval commander, and he spent the rest of his life in Italy. In 1646 in Florence he published Dell’ Arcano del Mare, which besides the many beautifully calligraphic charts included detailed texts on navigation, shipbuilding and naval warfare, the whole written in Italian by Dudley himself. The atlas was twelve years in the making, and the main innovation lay in its conception of a world atlas of charts, both general ocean charts and detailed surveys, covering all the rival spheres of European do-minion: Spanish, English and Dutch. Dudley’s Dell’ Arcano del Mare is a monument in marine cartography, representing the culmination of his passion for the waters of the world and all that they had to offer.

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        Noctes Granzovianae, seu discursus panegyricus de antiguis triumphis. Amsterdam, Valckenier, 1661.

      12°, geheel perkament uit de tijd, (24)+552 pag. Gegraveerde titelpagina en gravures in de tekst van kronen, lauerkransen, zegewagens etc.

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        A LETTER Of ADVICE WRITTEN By Sr. FRANCIS BACON To the Duke of BUCKINGHAM, When he became Favourite to KING JAMES, Never Before Printed

      London: Printed for R. H. and H. B. and are to be sold at Westminster and the Royal Exchange, 1661. 1st Edition (Gibson 232; Wing B302). Modern tan quarter calf binding with brownish paper boards. Title gilt stamped to spine. Light binding wear. Bookplate of Fairfax of Cameron to front paste-down, with old bookseller slip affixed above. Book label of Nicholas Wall to rear paste-down. Period marginalia & underlining throughout, though the text-block trimmed at some point in the past, occasionally affecting the marginalia. Still, a Very Good Plus copy.. [2], 14 pp. 4to: A - B^4. 7-1/4" x 5-3/8" Quoting the slip, "Bacon's first approach to the favourite to whom he looked for advancement, and to whom in large measure he owed his rise." A somewhat minor effort of Bacon's, but perhaps giving a bit of insight into his conduct with James, from whom he too became a favorite, eventually ascending to the position of, in 1618, Lord Chancellor. On 12 July 1618 the king created Bacon Baron Verulam, of Verulam, in the Peerage of England; Bacon then became known as Francis, Lord Verulam. Uncommon in the trade; as we write this, we find no other copies currently on offer, with ABPC showing no copies at auction these past 30+ years, and the same result with a RBH search, i.e., no copies recorded.

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        Mathematical collections and translations: in two tomes. (1st English ed. of Dialogo, The Systeme of the World) (Volume 1 bound in 5 volumes)

      London : Printed by William Leybourn 1661 - Rare 1st English edition of Galileo's Dialogo. Tome 1 of Galileo's Dialogues bound in 5 volumes. Rarely found complete due to the destruction of most copies in the Great Fire of London. 33 cm. Rebound in 1/4 modern moroccan leather over linen boards. Good bindings and covers. Collated: 1-88; 89-247 [1] pp.; 249-424 pp.; [425]-503, [1], [24] pp.; [14] 98 pp. [of 118]. Incomplete and defective: The first volume title page and pages to p. 5, lacking, as well as all three plates. Lacks the final part of Castellus' discourses. The first two surviving leaves of Galileo's first dialogue are backed with tissue paper lacking the top 1/5 along the top margin. Scattered marginal tears professionally restored. All folding plates provided in facsimile. Some illustrations within body of text. Margins trimmed; with the Castellus volume having the most severely shaved margins. Soiling and damp staining to margins, affecting text to First Dialogue and Castellus Discourse. Spotting throughout. One leaf in the 3rd and 4th dialogues has a tear with partial loss to the text. Please see our pictures and ask questions for additional details. Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is one of the most ground breaking books written in scientific philosophy. It harnessed Copernicus's mathematics with Galileo's own observations made with a telescope, ultimately destroying the earth centric model of Ptolemy and the unmoving earth model of Aristotle. The seemingly circuitous form of the Dialogue reflects its origins, it was written in Florence under restrictions from the Inquisition's censors. Galileo had been banned by the Church in 1611 for teaching the Copernican view. After appealing to Pope Urban VIII, Galileo was granted the right to discuss the Copernican view, if he devoted equal treatment to the Ptolemic view. As a result, the work is organized as a discussion between an advocate of the Copernican heliocentric model, an advocate of Ptolemy's earth centered model (ever so discretely named Simplicius, in perhaps a bit of cheek) and an educated man they wish to convince. Galileo's obvious deception didn't go unnoticed and as a result he was tried for heresy in 1633. The book was banned and placed on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum by the Church (and not removed until 1822.) The importance of Galileo's work is that it contributed to the liberation of science and inquiry from the suppression of Church domination. This liberation of thought allowed for the progressive discoveries in the age of reason and ultimately the development of our modern world. "The Dialogo was designed both as an appeal to the great public and an escape from silence. In the form of an opening discussion between friends - intellectually speaking, a radical, a conservative, and an agnostic - it is a masterly polemic for the new science. It displays all the great discoveries in the heavens which the ancients had ignored; it inveighs against the sterility, willfulness, and ignorance of those who defend their systems; it revels in the simplicity of Copernican thought and, above all, it teaches that the movement of the earth makes sense in philosophy, that is, in physics. Astronomy and the science of motion, rightly understood, says Galileo, are hand in glove. There is no need to fear that the earth's rotation will cause it to fly to pieces. So Galileo picked up one thread that led straight to Newton. The Dialogo, far more than any other work, made the heliocentric system a commonplace. Every fear of Galileo's enemies was justified; only their attempts to stifle thought were vain." (Printing and the Mind of Man, 128). (Citing 1632 Italian ed.) Our copy was the first published in English (or any vernacular for 200 years) by Thomas Salusbury in 1661. Salusbury had been a royalist who had lived in France in Italy during the mid-1600s during the English Civil War. Full List of contents: Tome 1, pt. 1. Galileus Galileus, his Systeme of the world -- II. Galileus, his epist [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A TREATISE OF THE SIBYLS, so highly celebrated, as well by the antient heathens, as the holy fathers of the church; giving an accompt of the names, and number of the Sibyls, of their qualities, the form and matter of their verses;

      London, printed by T(homas) R(oycroft) for the author, 1661.. as also of the books now extant under their names, and the errours crept into Christian religion, from the impostures contained therein, particularly, concerning the state of the just, and unjust after death. ... Englished by J. Davies. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, 1661. Folio, 285 x 185 mm, 11¼ x 7¼ inches, pages: (4), 293, (7), headpieces and decorated initials to chapter headings, bound in full contemporary calf, blind-tooled border to covers, rebacked in lighter leather, gilt rules and original gilt lettered label to spine, new endpapers. Covers slightly marked, small scrape to leather on lower cover, engraved armorial bookplate preserved on front pastedown (Thomas Fuller M.D. (1634-1734) physician and preacher who published a compilation of proverbs entitled Gnomologia), 1 page has small pale ink stain, just affecting 1 word, 1 small corner tip torn off, otherwise text clean and binding tight and firm. A very good copy. DAVID BLONDEL (1591-1655), was a French Protestant clergyman, historian and classical scholar. In 1650 he succeeded G. J. Vossius in the professorship of history at Amsterdam. His works were very numerous; in some of them he showed a remarkable critical faculty, as in his dissertation on Pope Joan (1647, 1657), in which he came to the conclusion, now universally accepted, that the whole story is a mere myth. Considerable Protestant indignation was excited against him on account of this book. His work on the Sibyls of classical times was first published in French in 1649. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A TREATISE OF THE SIBYLS, so highly celebrated, as well by the antient heathens, as the holy fathers of the church; giving an accompt of the names, and number of the Sibyls, of their qualities, the form and matter of their verses

      London, printed by T(homas) R(oycroft) for the author, 1661. as also of the books now extant under their names, and the errours crept into Christian religion, from the impostures contained therein, particularly, concerning the state of the just, and unjust after death. ... Englished by J. Davies. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, 1661. Folio, 285 x 185 mm, 11¼ x 7¼ inches, pages: (4), 293, (7), headpieces and decorated initials to chapter headings, bound in full contemporary calf, blind-tooled border to covers, rebacked in lighter leather, gilt rules and original gilt lettered label to spine, new endpapers. Covers slightly marked, small scrape to leather on lower cover, engraved armorial bookplate preserved on front pastedown (Thomas Fuller M.D. (1634-1734) physician and preacher who published a compilation of proverbs entitled Gnomologia), 1 page has small pale ink stain, just affecting 1 word, 1 small corner tip torn off, otherwise text clean and binding tight and firm. A very good copy. DAVID BLONDEL (1591-1655), was a French Protestant clergyman, historian and classical scholar. In 1650 he succeeded G. J. Vossius in the professorship of history at Amsterdam. His works were very numerous; in some of them he showed a remarkable critical faculty, as in his dissertation on Pope Joan (1647, 1657), in which he came to the conclusion, now universally accepted, that the whole story is a mere myth. Considerable Protestant indignation was excited against him on account of this book. His work on the Sibyls of classical times was first published in French in 1649. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        S. Augustini Hipponensis Episcopi. De civitate dei libri XXII.:: . Ex vetustißimis MSS. exemplaribus emendati, juxta novissimam editionem Coloniensem. Accedunt commentarii J. L. Vivis ac L. Coquei. 2 Bde.

      Frankfurt u. Hamburg, Z. Härtel, 1661 - mit gestochenem Porträt und gestochener allegorischer Vignette auf dem in rot/schwarz gedrucktem Titelblatt. 23 Bll., 1200 S., 23; 8 Bll., 1116 S., 20 Bll. VD17 39:129007H Band 1 Einbandkante berieben. Esteemed edition of the main work of a great father of the church commentary by the spanish humanist de Vives. PMM " The work is our earliest treatise on the philosophy of history, and its influence on political thinking has been considerable", Graesse I, 241. la Gewicht in Gramm: 1500

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        A LETTER OF RESOLUTION CONCERNING ORIGEN AND THE CHIEF OF HIS OPINIONS Written to the Learned and Most Ingenious C. L. Esquire, and by Him Published

      London: Published By Himself. Good+. 1661. First Edition. Hardcover. Full leather, covers have double ruled border with corner designs. Raised bands on spine. Spine ends & front corners lightly rubbed. Page edges dyed red. Text tight. Front & rear endpaper partly removed. Prior owners bookplate. A few pages have a light damp stain. Front hinge starting on both ends with cover firmly attached. Gilt dentelle on cover edges, no visible title on spine. Religion ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 112 pages .

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        A LETTER Of ADVICE WRITTEN By Sr. FRANCIS BACON To the Duke of BUCKINGHAM, When he became Favourite to KING JAMES, Never Before Printed

      London: Printed for R. H. and H. B. and are to be sold at Westminster and the Royal Exchange, 1661. 1st Edition (Gibson 232; Wing B302). Modern tan quarter calf binding with brownish paper boards. Title gilt stamped to spine. Light binding wear. Bookplate of Fairfax of Cameron to front paste-down, with old bookseller slip affixed above. Book label of Nicholas Wall to rear paste-down. Period marginalia & underlining throughout, though the text-block trimmed at some point in the past, occasionally affecting the marginalia. Still, a Very Good Plus copy.. [2], 14 pp. 4to: A - B^4. 7-1/4" x 5-3/8" Quoting the slip, "Bacon's first approach to the favourite to whom he looked for advancement, and to whom in large measure he owed his rise."A somewhat minor effort of Bacon's, but perhaps giving a bit of insight into his conduct with James, from whom he too became a favorite, eventually ascending to the position of, in 1618, Lord Chancellor. On 12 July 1618 the king created Bacon Baron Verulam, of Verulam, in the Peerage of England; Bacon then became known as Francis, Lord Verulam.Uncommon in the trade; as we write this, we find no other copies currently on offer, with ABPC showing no copies at auction these past 30+ years, and the same result with a RBH search, i.e., no copies recorded.

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        Arte General Para todas las sciencias, en dos instrumentos. Recopilada del Arte magna, y Arbor Scientiae del Doctor Raymundo Lull: Nuevamente adicionada y enmendada por el Licenciado Pedro de Guevara, natural de la villa de Belhorado. [Sigue:] Breve y Sumaria declaración de la Arte General. Nuevamente compuesta por el mismo Autor.

      Por Felipe Vleugaert,, Bruselas: 1661 - 12 hojas, una blanca, 215 páginas y 131 páginas. Precioso ejemplar en su pergamino original. Conserva restos de los cierres. Palau 110449. Peeters-Fontainas 580 y 581. Rogent Durán 243 y 244. Ejemplar de la biblioteca de Joan Gili, con su ex-libris. Pedro de Guevara fue un destacado defensor de las doctrinas lulianas. Formó parte de la corte de Felipe II, donde ocupó el cargo de preceptor de las infantas Isabel Clara Eugenia y Catalina. El monarca tuvo una conocida afición a las obras esotéricas de Llull, sin duda influenciado por Juan de Herrera quien poseía una gran biblioteca de las obras del beato. La constante presencia de Herrera despertó el interés del rey por estos temas hasta el punto que en 1577 Felipe comenzó a asegurarse -gracias a los buenos consejos de Arias Montano- una rápida colección de los escritos de Llull para su Biblioteca en El Escorial, donde muchas de éstas fueron leídas y anotadas por el propio monarca. El mismo Herrera consiguió que Guevara tradujera Ars magna y Arbor scientiae para que sirvieran de enseñanza en la Academia de Matemáticas de Madrid, establecida en 1584 siguiendo el modelo de la institución de Lisboa.Editadas las dos obras Madrid en 1584 y también en 1586. Entre 1661 y 1666 Bruselas se convirtió en un activo centro editor de bibliografia luliana, la razón de este fenómeno se debe al hecho de que la dominación española llevó a Flandes un lulista entusiasta, Alonso de Zepeda, Lugarteniente de Maestre de Campo general y Governador militar del fuerte de Tholhuys autor de las versiones castellanas del Arbre de Sciencia y del Liber conceptiones virginalis, y a quién es evidentemente debida, la reedición de las obras de Pedro de Guevara.

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        Leyres Politie, Det er, Hvad Skick oc Ordning udi Kiøbenhaffn er holden fra den 11. Augusti 1658, der Beleyringen begyntis indtil den 11. Feb. 1661

      Næst Beskriffvelse aff Guds Ord hvor udi en god Politie bestaar. Observeret oc sammenskreffvet aff Anders Matthi-Søn Hiøring. Kbhvn.: Daniel Eichorn / Christian Cassube 1661. Med træskårne illustr. i teksten. 16vo. [12] + [160] blade. Enkelt blad revet i nederste margin ellers helt rent eksemplar indbundet i samtidigt helpergament med kalligraferede initialer på ryggen. Med kronestempler på fri- og titelblad samt tilskrift i samtidig hånd på friblad samt gammelt navn på sidste trykte blad, 1677. Et meget sjældent kildeskrift til Københavns belejring.Bibl. Danica III,158. Ehrencron-Müller IV,81. Hielmst. 3142. Thesaurus 491.

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        The Second Punick War Between Hannibal, and the Romanes: The Whole Seventeen Books, Englished from the Latine of Silius Italicus: with a Continuation from the Triumph of Scipio, to the Death of Hannibal

      Jo. Martin, Ja. Allestry, and Tho. Dicas, at the Bell in S. Paul's Church-Yard, London 1661 - [13], 507, [4], 77p. 44.5 cm folio in full leather with impressing on boards, raised bands, and gilt on spine. All plates have been removed. Remaining pages are clean and unmarked. Sold "as-is." Tiberius Catius Asconius Silius Italicus (CE. 28-103) was a poet and historian of Rome "silver age." His history is an epic poem translated into heroic couplets here by Thomas Ross who includes his own poetic history at the end of the text in the same rhyme-scheme. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Articulen van vrede ende confoederatie, gheslooten tusschen den doorluchtighsten Coningh van Portugael, ter eenre, ende de Hoogh Mogende Heeren Staten Generael der Vereenighde Nederlanden, ter andere zyde.The Hague, Hillebrant van Wouw, 1663. 4to. With woodcut device on title-page. Stiff plain paper wrappers.

      Borba de Moraes, p. 50; Boxer, The Dutch in Brazil, pp. 253-255; Knuttel 8730. Second edition, of the Dutch translation of the peace treaty ending the Dutch-Portuguese war. The WIC (Dutch West India Company) and VOC (Dutch East India Company) were at war with the Portuguese Armada, mainly to gain hegemony in the overseas colonies and trade. The war officially ended in August 1661, though the peace treaty was not ratified until 1663. “The main provisions of the treaty were as follows. Portugal was to pay the United Provinces 4 million cruzados in sixteen years as an indemnity for the loss of Netherlands Brazil, ... The Dutch were to be granted trade and residence in Portugal and her overseas possessions on the same terms as those already enjoyed by the English, or which might be granted to the latter in the future... The treaty was to be ratified within three months and published within six; but owing to the subsequent disputes and delays, the formal publication did not take place until March and April 1663” (Boxer).Slightly browned and the margins somewhat thumbed. Paper wrappers soiled and spine damaged. Still a good copy.

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        Mainz. "Ansicht der Churfürstlichen Residenz Stadt und Vestung Maintz und Castel im Jahr 1689". Sehr schöne Gesamtansicht über den Rhein als Panorama, gestochen von 2 Platten. Kupferstich von Frey.

      Format (Darstellung): 27,8 x 63,5 cm. Plattenrand: 32,5 x 68 cm. Blattgröße: 45,5 x 68 cm. *"Vergrößerte, prächtige Ansicht nach M. Merian mit der 1661 gebauten späteren Schiffsbrücke" (Stopp). - Von zwei Platten gedruckte Panorama-Ansicht, unten mit gedruckter Bezeichnung und darunter mit 5-zeiliger Legende. - 3 vertikale Quetschfalten im Papier (schon beim Druck), mehrere restaurierte Einrisse im weißen Außenrand sowie 2 größere restaurierte Einrisse von links (ca. 10 bis 15 cm in die Darstellung reichend), diese von vorn mit dem bloßen Auge nicht sichtbar. - Eine sehr seltene großformatige Panorama-Ansicht, quasi eine 1689 gefertigte etwas vergrößerte Aktualisierung der Merian-Darstellung von 1633. Trotz der genannten Mängel noch ein akzeptables Exemplar in breitrandiger Erhaltung und von prächtigem Gesamteindruck.

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        Divan

      1072 AH-1661/62AD 1072 - A157 Hafez Divan Complete Persian manuscript on paper of Kashmiri provenance, signed by the scribe Zia od-Din and dated at the year 1072 AH (equal to our AD 1661/62).Leaf dimensions: 193 x 116 mm. (7, 59 x 4,56 in); text panel dimensions: 130 x 65 mm. (5, 11 x 2, 55 in).The manuscript is composed by 264 numbered leaves; the text is written in a refined black inked nastaliq-style calligraphy, and arranged on a double 14-line colum; both the text panel and the intercolumnia are framed by thin golden, black and blue lines arranged in a triplet of close-fitting parallel thread-like disposition.The decoration set consists mostly in an illuminated golden and colored frontispiece (unwan); blind-stamped and golden decorations embellish the leather binding. There are visibly traces of use; two leaves have been re-written in a later moment; moreover, several leaves have been restored; otherwise, this manuscript lies in good conditions. Hage Sams od-Din Mohammed Hafez-e Sirazi(1315-1390),more commonly known by the honorific title of Hafez, referred to anyone who knows the Koran by heart, was one of the most prominent authors in the vast tradition of the Persian poetry. His huge collection of poems deals with such themes as the mystical love to God or the seemingly blasphemous pleasure of drinking wine, nonetheless his works are sparkled with often humorous and satirical hints intended to denounce both prudes and hypocrites. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Le pavé de la grand' sale des bourgeois. [Amsterdam, Gerard Valk, 1719]. Very large engraved folding plan comprising 1 1/2 sheets (measuring 46 x 83 cm as assembled), engraved by Danckert Danckertsz. and his father after drawings by Jacob Vennekool, including the two hemispheres of the world map and a celestial map of the constellations of the northern hemisphere (each 10 cm in diameter).

      Cf. BAL 533 (1st Dutch ed.); Fowler 77 & 274 (1st Dutch ed.); Berlin Kat. 2235 (1st French ed.). Very large engraved plan showing the extraordinary cartographic mosaic floor of the Burgerzaal of the Amsterdam City Hall, designed by Jacob van Campen, with a celestial map in the centre and the magnificent map of the world in 2 hemispheres on either side. The engraving was first published in 1661, and the map shows Tasman's recent discoveries in Australia and Tasmania, and depicts California as an island. Many discoveries from his second voyage remained otherwise unpublished until the end of the 17th-century. This engraved representation is all that is left of this cartographical work of art. Wear caused by people walking on the mosaic meant it had to be restored about a hundred years later. When in turn this restoration was damaged the two hemispheres were filled in with plain marble slabs without pictorial representation.The drawing of the floor was made by Jacob Vennekool who worked closely with Van Campen, and since his drawings were first published even before the building was completed, they may reflect Van Campen's plan more closely than the finished building itself. They also, of course, show it before the alterations made at various times in later years.Slightly wrinkled in the right margin, one fold reinforced and a few tiny spots, otherwise in very good condition.

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        Les memoires de Messire Philippe de Commines, Sieur d'Argenton

      A Paris : Chez Iean Dhourry, 1661. Last edition. 8vo 8"" - 9"" tall; 765 pages; Dernier edition. Physical description [24],765,[19]p. ; 16cm (12mo). Notes; Added engraved title page. Title page ornament; initials; head-pieces. Subject; Louis XI, King of France, 1423-1483 - Early works to 1800. Charles VIII, King of France, 470-1498 - Early works to 1800. France - History - House of Valois, 1328-1589 - Early works to 1800. Medicine. Other names Houry, Jean d'. Language; French. Associate reference; Brunet ii, 191.

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        Emblemata Cum Commentariis Claudii Minois I. C. Francisci Sanctii Brocensis & Notis Laurentii Pignorii Patavini?Opera Et Vigiliis Ioannis Thuilii Mariaemontani Tirol?

      Padua: Paolo Frambotti, 1661. First published in 1531, Alciati?s Emblemata was the most popular and influential of emblem books. The present edition is based on the 1621 Paduan edition, the most extensively commentated of Alciati editions, edited by Joannes Thuilius, professor in Freiburg im Breisgau, who combined also the commentaries by Mignault, Sanchez, and Pignorius. The woodcuts are the same as in the 1618 and 1621 Paduan editions but incorporate new borders. The 1621 edition marked the reintroduction of the offensive emblem LXXX, which had been banished from many previous editions. Landwehr 103. Green 165. Praz p. 252. small 4to. pp. lxxx, 1001, [1], engraved title by Ruphenus. 212 woodcut emblems in the text. text in double columns. woodcut device on title. woodcut device on verso of last leaf. woodcut tailpieces. contemporary vellum, rebacked with spine mounted (small hole in Ii1 with loss of a few letters on 4 lines verso & recto, 1 small marginal repair). armorial bookplate of A.L.Eldridge. ownership entry of Dutch art historian & poet Jan Emmens

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        Articulen van vrede ende confoederatie, gheslooten tusschen den doorluchtighsten Coningh van Portugael, ter eenre, ende de Hoogh Mogende Heeren Staten Generael der Vereenighde Nederlanden, ter andere zyde.The Hague, Hillebrant van Wouw, 1663. 4to. With woodcut device on title-page. Stiff plain paper wrappers.

      - Borba de Moraes, p. 50; Boxer, The Dutch in Brazil, pp. 253-255; Knuttel 8730. Second edition, of the Dutch translation of the peace treaty ending the Dutch-Portuguese war. The WIC (Dutch West India Company) and VOC (Dutch East India Company) were at war with the Portuguese Armada, mainly to gain hegemony in the overseas colonies and trade. The war officially ended in August 1661, though the peace treaty was not ratified until 1663. "The main provisions of the treaty were as follows. Portugal was to pay the United Provinces 4 million cruzados in sixteen years as an indemnity for the loss of Netherlands Brazil, . The Dutch were to be granted trade and residence in Portugal and her overseas possessions on the same terms as those already enjoyed by the English, or which might be granted to the latter in the future The treaty was to be ratified within three months and published within six; but owing to the subsequent disputes and delays, the formal publication did not take place until March and April 1663" (Boxer).Slightly browned and the margins somewhat thumbed. Paper wrappers soiled and spine damaged. Still a good copy.

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        Collection of emblematic and monogram plates from 4 series].Nürnberg, Johann Christoph Weigel, [ca. 1726 (engraved ca. 1700 - ca. 1726)]. 16 x 11 cm. With 14 engraved plates (plate size 13 x 19 cm) bound as double-page plates. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine.

      - Ad 1: Bonacini, 2031; Hollstein XXXI, p. 92; ad 2-3: Praz, p. 533; ad 4: cf. Landwehr, German emblem books 641; Praz, pp. 533-534. A collection of 14 engraved plates from 3 different emblematic works and a work on monograms, all published by Johann Christoph Weigel (1661-1726) in Nürnberg. Praz and others attribute items 2-4 to his father, the great Nürnberg engraver Christoph Weigel (1654-1725), who may have engraved their plates, though item 4 may have appeared shortly after his death. With the 18th-century bookplate of Charles Pierre Joseph Le Candèle; the ca. 1900 bookplate of the Hale family, Alderly House, Gloucestershire; and the blind stamp of the Liberna collection of Bernard Brenninkmeijer (1893-1976) on second free endleaf.Item 4 appears to have been printed from slightly worn copper plates. With an occasional spot, slightly affecting 2 monograms in item 1, but still with all plates in good or very good condition. The binding is somewhat worn but still good. A lovely collection of 184 emblems and monograms from the early 18th century.

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        [Collection of emblematic and monogram plates from 4 series].Nürnberg, Johann Christoph Weigel, [ca. 1726 (engraved ca. 1700 - ca. 1726)]. 16 x 11 cm. With 14 engraved plates (plate size 13 x 19 cm) bound as double-page plates. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine.

      Ad 1: Bonacini, 2031; Hollstein XXXI, p. 92; ad 2-3: Praz, p. 533; ad 4: cf. Landwehr, German emblem books 641; Praz, pp. 533-534. A collection of 14 engraved plates from 3 different emblematic works and a work on monograms, all published by Johann Christoph Weigel (1661-1726) in Nürnberg. Praz and others attribute items 2-4 to his father, the great Nürnberg engraver Christoph Weigel (1654-1725), who may have engraved their plates, though item 4 may have appeared shortly after his death. With the 18th-century bookplate of Charles Pierre Joseph Le Candèle; the ca. 1900 bookplate of the Hale family, Alderly House, Gloucestershire; and the blind stamp of the Liberna collection of Bernard Brenninkmeijer (1893-1976) on second free endleaf.Item 4 appears to have been printed from slightly worn copper plates. With an occasional spot, slightly affecting 2 monograms in item 1, but still with all plates in good or very good condition. The binding is somewhat worn but still good. A lovely collection of 184 emblems and monograms from the early 18th century.

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        Les merveilles des Indes Orientales et Occidentales ou Nouveau traitté des pierres precieuses & perles, ...Paris, Christophe Lambin, 1669 (colophon 1668). 4to. With an engraved portrait of Anne Marie Louise d'Orleans facing the dedication. Contemporary gold-tooled, mottled calf.

      Alden & Landis 669/18 (6 copies); Duveen, p. 71; Sabin 4957; Sinkankas 593 Second, enlarged edition of a rare work on precious stones and pearls found in what the title calls the East and West Indies (but including the Gulf region). It is most important for the author's new information on diamonds, pearls and pearl fishing, this last with considerable detail on the various pearl fishing sites in the Gulf. The extensive chapter devoted to pearls and pearl fishing notes the Persian Gulf as the most important source and names specific sites: "on pesche les perles en divers endroits du monde. Dans le Golfe Persique, principalement aux environs de l'Isle d'Ormus & Bassora: aupres de Baroyn [= Bahrain], Catiffa, Juffa, Camaron, & autres lieux de ce Golfe ..." (p. 68). The present second edition includes an entirely new 17-page appendix on the history of the Spanish conquest in the New World with further remarks on pearl fisheries, natural history and trade. Several new chapters have also been added, on the pricing of diamonds according to size and quality, on the pricing of pearls, two chapters on alchemy and tables of the fineness of silver and gold. This material, not included in the 1661 edition gives the present second edition its greater value: "In terms of substance, this [second] edition is considerably superior to the first; both are rare" (Sinkankas).With an occasional faint stain and a couple leaves with very minor foxing, but still in very good condition. The binding is slightly worn, with cracks in the hinges and damaged corners (some repaired), but otherwise good, with most of the tooling well preserved. An important work on gems and pearls, especially interesting for pearl fishing in the Gulf, in an attractive French binding.

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        Kitab al-Injil al-sharif al-tahir wa-al-misbah al-munir alzahir muqassaman kanayisiyan madar al-sanah hasaba tartib al-Anba al-Qiddisiyin al-Sharqiyin [= Book of the liturgical Gospels].Dayr al-Shuwayr (or Dhour el Choueir, in Lebanon), Dayr Mar Yuhanna [= Monastery of Saint John the Baptist], [1776]. Folio (31.5 x 22.5 cm). A Greek Melkite Evangeliary in Arabic, with each page in a border of thick-thin rules, pp. 245-300 printed in red and black, and a woodcut Madonna and child. The title-page has been sophisticated, probably in the 18th-century, and appears to be a badly inked proof that has been touched up in manuscript. Bound by the Dayr al-Shuwayr Monastery in contemporary gold- and blind-tooled reddish-brown goatskin morocco, each board with a gold centrepiece.

      Darlow & Moule 1661; KVK & WorldCat (3 copies); Schnurrer 360; for Zakher: J.E. Kahale, Abdallah Zakher (2000); Hanebutt-Benz et al., Middle Eastern languages and the print revolution (2002), pp. 179-181. Very rare second Arabic edition (the first to be printed in Lebanon) of the four Gospels arranged for liturgical use in the Greek Melkite Church, to make readings for services according to the day of the year: a so-called Evangeliary or Evangelion. It was intended primarily for Arabic-speaking Christians in the Middle East, rather than for missionary work. The first Arabic edition was printed and published at Aleppo in 1706. Al-Shamas Abdallah Zakher (1684-1748), son of an Aleppo goldsmith, worked at the Aleppo printing office but had to flee in 1722 because of disputes that were to lead to the 1724 schism in the Melkite Church. Zakher established the printing office of the Melkite monastery of St. John the Baptist at Dayr al-Shuwayr in the Lebanese Kisrawan mountains, where he produced a psalter in 1734. He is said to have been skilled in jewelry-making and cutting in metal and wood, and to have cut the punches for the 1734 Arabic type. The printing office produced about 70 Arabic editions before it closed in 1899.With marginal manuscript notes in Arabic script, the stamp of a Diyarbakir (in Anatolia, eastern Turkey) library in the margin of the last page. With the title-page sophisticated as noted, some mostly marginal water stains, an occasional small stain, a tiny and unobtrusive worm hole in the second half, but mostly in good condition and with large margins. The binding rubbed and slightly chipped, with the front hinge and fore-edge corners restored and the inside front hinge reinforced. Very rare early example of an Arabic liturgical work, printed and bound at the Monastery of St John the Baptist in Dayr al-Shuwayr, Lebanon.

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        Kitab al-Injil al-sharif al-tahir wa-al-misbah al-munir alzahir muqassaman kanayisiyan madar al-sanah hasaba tartib al-Anba al-Qiddisiyin al-Sharqiyin [= Book of the liturgical Gospels].Dayr al-Shuwayr (or Dhour el Choueir, in Lebanon), Dayr Mar Yuhanna [= Monastery of Saint John the Baptist], [1776]. Folio (31.5 x 22.5 cm). A Greek Melkite Evangeliary in Arabic, with each page in a border of thick-thin rules, pp. 245-300 printed in red and black, and a woodcut Madonna and child. The title-page has been sophisticated, probably in the 18th-century, and appears to be a badly inked proof that has been touched up in manuscript. Bound by the Dayr al-Shuwayr Monastery in contemporary gold- and blind-tooled reddish-brown goatskin morocco, each boa

      - Darlow & Moule 1661; KVK & WorldCat (3 copies); Schnurrer 360; for Zakher: J.E. Kahale, Abdallah Zakher (2000); Hanebutt-Benz et al., Middle Eastern languages and the print revolution (2002), pp. 179-181. Very rare second Arabic edition (the first to be printed in Lebanon) of the four Gospels arranged for liturgical use in the Greek Melkite Church, to make readings for services according to the day of the year: a so-called Evangeliary or Evangelion. It was intended primarily for Arabic-speaking Christians in the Middle East, rather than for missionary work. The first Arabic edition was printed and published at Aleppo in 1706. Al-Shamas Abdallah Zakher (1684-1748), son of an Aleppo goldsmith, worked at the Aleppo printing office but had to flee in 1722 because of disputes that were to lead to the 1724 schism in the Melkite Church. Zakher established the printing office of the Melkite monastery of St. John the Baptist at Dayr al-Shuwayr in the Lebanese Kisrawan mountains, where he produced a psalter in 1734. He is said to have been skilled in jewelry-making and cutting in metal and wood, and to have cut the punches for the 1734 Arabic type. The printing office produced about 70 Arabic editions before it closed in 1899.With marginal manuscript notes in Arabic script, the stamp of a Diyarbakir (in Anatolia, eastern Turkey) library in the margin of the last page. With the title-page sophisticated as noted, some mostly marginal water stains, an occasional small stain, a tiny and unobtrusive worm hole in the second half, but mostly in good condition and with large margins. The binding rubbed and slightly chipped, with the front hinge and fore-edge corners restored and the inside front hinge reinforced. Very rare early example of an Arabic liturgical work, printed and bound at the Monastery of St John the Baptist in Dayr al-Shuwayr, Lebanon. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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